Today we’d like to introduce you to Rebecca Klier.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Rebecca. So, let’s start at the beginning, and we can move on from there.
Born and raised in Austin, Texas, I grew up with a love of both nature and animals. From an early age, I was never without a pencil and paper, recording the daily activities of the world around me. I especially loved to draw portrait after portrait of my dogs and cats, always honing my skills. This need to create eventually led me to pursue an education in art and photography at the University of Texas at Austin.
While studying art at UT, I met the love of my life. We bought a house, got married, had some babies… and the time began to fly by. Motherhood and a full-time job took up most of my time, but I stayed creative, shooting casual portraits for family and friends whenever I could.
Once the kids were both settled in school, I began to get serious about my career as an artist. I saw other artists selling their work online, so I decided to give it a try, too. I took some online courses, registered a business name, and created my own website. I began selling my work, piece by piece, marketing myself and generating as much buzz as possible. During all of this, I’ve continued to work full-time, so my art fights for time between work, soccer games, family dinners, and laundry.
As I continue to promote my work and apply to local art shows, I’m trying to stay diligent in my practice. For the last four years, I’ve been featured in the East Austin Studio Tour; all the great feedback I’ve received there and the new connections I’ve made with other artists in the community have left me feeling energized and more confident than ever in my abilities. My main goal now is just to stay positive and productive and work on growing more as an artist every day.
We all hope to show our kids that dreams can come true. My dream is to be a full-time artist, and I believe that letting my boys see me work hard and get where I want to be with dedication and perseverance is an important lesson in this age of instant gratification. I love creating and believe it is an integral part of who I am.
I love working intuitively- not starting with a specific idea when I start painting – and adding layers until I am satisfied. I might see a tree or landscape emerge, or I am happy with a completely abstract image.
We’d love to hear more about what you do.
I am an artist. I paint with acrylics and watercolor. I draw and collage, cut and color. I am currently known for my acrylic paintings.
I am most proud of my ability to continue to pursue this dream of mine and still maintaining a full-time job. I try to think about what I am doing and not get concerned with how other artists handle their businesses. I do reach out for advice, but the creative process is all my own, and I don’t like to get involved in “drama.”
If I see a technique that intrigues me, I like to try to mimic the artist, but then incorporate my own unique ideas to make it my own.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I have been lucky to be raised in a supportive environment and think that has continued to help my drive to be a creative person.
- Website: www.deutschemexicana.weebly.com
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